fasting quote

March 31, 2008

“The question we need to ask with any spiritual discipline is, What does God want to accomplish through this practice? … Perhaps we can see, then, that the discipline of fasting has to do with the critical dynamic of accepting those limits which are life-restoring. Our culture would seduce us into believing that we can have it all, do it all, and (even more preposterous!) that we deserve it all. Yet in refusing to accept limits on our consumption or activity, we perpetuate a death-dealing dynamic in the world. That is why the discipline of fasting is so profoundly important today.Marjorie J. Thompson
Soul Feast


2 Responses to “fasting quote”

  1. Nate said

    I heard a quote today about fasting. It gave me a new perspective on the practice. I’m probably butchering it, but it went something like this: “Fasting is giving up something physical in order to gain something spiritual.”

  2. Nate said

    Fasting is something that I have such a hard time with. I hate doing it, but it is something really beneficial. I think pretty much every spiritual discipline requires some kind of physical or mental challenge.

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